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Nutrition & diet

Nutrition & diet

We provide nutritional care for inpatients, outpatients and clients in the community.

About us

Nutrition & Dietetics is a dynamic team focused on providing high quality nutrition for Austin Health patients and our community.

Our team has around 30 dietitians. We provide a 7 day service at Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

We are closely involved in food service, education and training, research and quality improvement:

  • Nutrition and dietetic students - we are a core teaching hospital for dietetic students from Deakin University and Swinburne University, and provide clinical tutorials, lectures and placements throughout the year.
  • Health professionals -  we are involved in many continuing education programmes and are an integral part of many nursing and medical courses.
  • Research - we are involved in multiple research activities, both within the department and in conjunction with other departments, hospitals and universities.

Our services

We provide nutritional care for inpatients, outpatients and clients in the community.


We provide care and treatment for patients in hospital:

  • Nutritional screening
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Providing appropriate diet and fluids
  • Monitoring
  • Discharge planning
  • Education for patient, families and carers on discharge


We provide support to patients in clinics such as:

  • Specialist surgery
  • Cancer
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Weight control
  • Wound management
  • Continence management
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) management

Home & community

We provide support to patients in their home and in the community as part of:


You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital or attending Specialist Clinics. Ask a member of your care team to contact us.

Contact us

Nutrition & Dietetics

Phone: 03 9496 5011

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Leonie Pearce
Manager, Nutrition & Dietetics


Level 3, Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

Grevillea Centre
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
300 Waterdale Road
Ivanhoe Victoria

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Postal address

Nutrition & Dietetics
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084